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Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Wimsomnia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:30 am

Hi,

The title of this thread says it all...

Although I like Rhythmbox, I like to know what alternatives you use
and why you find them better.

Thanks in advance for any reaction!!
Last edited by Wimsomnia on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 am

I use Audacious. Very light with clear interface and has winamp skin.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Wimsomnia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:40 am

Thanks Silfox for the quick reply!

I'll surely check it out.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by kc1di » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:02 am

This article from fossbytes may be of help to you:
https://fossbytes.com/best-linux-music-players-ubuntu/
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by mwbworld » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am

I'll second the love for Audacious I use it a lot in addition to Rhythmbox, it's more a light playlist creation tool but that works quite well. I've heard good things about Clementine (maybe I'll play a bit during the holidays with it as well.)
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Flemur » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:54 am

foobar2000 in wine. Runs great.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Wimsomnia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:29 am

Thank you all for the help.

Happy Holidays and greetings from Belgium!!
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by phd21 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:36 am

Hi "Wimsomnia",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are a lot of great music applications available for Linux Mint. I have numerous music applications installed, and my favorite fully featured, music player manager is "Amarok". Audacious and Clementine are excellent as well.

21 Best Music Players That Are Worth Trying On Linux
http://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-audio-music-players/

Best Music Player? (previous posting)
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=203520&hilit=music

Audacious Music Application
http://www.webupd8.org/2016/08/audaciou ... lable.html

Audacious 3.9 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu, August 22, 2017
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... o-install/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:23 pm

Flemur wrote:foobar2000 in wine. Runs great.
And what could be the possible advantages of that combination compared with the available linux software?

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Flemur » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:50 pm

silfox2000 wrote:
Flemur wrote:foobar2000 in wine. Runs great.
And what could be the possible advantages of that combination compared with the available linux software?
The GUI is very superior. Amazingly customizable. Wine takes up a bunch of disk space but very little memory or CPU.
Edit: I also run a bunch of graphics stuff in wine - it might not be worth it just for foobar.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Flemur wrote:
silfox2000 wrote:Wine takes up a bunch of disk space but very little memory or CPU.
In that consumption of memory and CPU you have to add and the one needed for the windows software because it is not just wine which is running. I can agree that using wine is justified when there is no comparable linux alternative, but especially in that case it doesn't sound very good to me.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by tompabes » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:43 pm

I use VLC... with all respect for "proprietary" players (meaning players that are shipped with a given desktop environments or a given distro, and that come and go), I think VLC is still one of the best players outside, if not the best. While the UI is pretty basic (some could say, outdated) I feel it does the job. It works perfectly with Cinnamon's taskbar, it's multiplatform, it's fast and light, it plays everything, it's well maintained and will not be replaced in the next distribution. :)

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Flemur » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:47 pm

silfox2000 wrote:
Flemur wrote:
silfox2000 wrote:Wine takes up a bunch of disk space but very little memory or CPU.
In that consumption of memory and CPU you have to add and the one needed for the windows software because it is not just wine which is running.
Obviously.
I can agree that using wine is justified when there is no comparable linux alternative, but especially in that case it doesn't sound very good to me.
That's nice.
I do almost all my graphics and audio with windows software+wine, so it's very much worth it to me: photoshop, audition, irfanview, AutoPanoPro, Photomatrix, windows version of avidemux, foxitreader, ConvertXtoDVD. And foobar.

If not for 'wine', I probably wouldn't use linux.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:58 pm

Most probably you wouldn't, but here we are talking about alternatives to a listening to music.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:02 pm

Flemur wrote:foobar2000 in wine. Runs great.
I absolutely agree. Nothing can beat f2k, when it goes about organizing music, create easily replay gain data, convert files, organize the music in intelligent playlists, set the GUI to the personal wishes and much more. Even system wide keyboard shortcuts (play, pause, forward, go back) are doable, which is something special for Windows software running in Linux.

The Linux player which comes nearest to it is Quod Libet.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:17 pm

Cosmo. wrote:Nothing can beat f2k
Strong words, which most probably mean narrow view.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:20 pm

It means long years of usage. But you are free to name those,who can do it.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by Joe2Shoe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:24 pm

I have been using VLC for music & videos since I dropped WinAmp & RealPlayer (seems like a century ago). VLC does all I need, but I know there are a few others out there that 'get the job done', also.
Find the one that suits you.
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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by silfox2000 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:28 pm

Cosmo. wrote:It means long years of usage. But you are free to name those,who can do it.
Long years of usage means that you have used to it and everything else seems not so usable. For example the keyboard shortcuts - you can't compare music players software by their shortcuts, or the way you used to organize the play lists. Somebody else may find a simple method much more effective... just like I do.

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Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Post by minitux » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:29 pm

Clementine, in the official repositories

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sudo apt install clementine

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